Gomes, E. C., Stone, V. & Florida-James, G. (2009). Investigating performance and lung function in a hot, humid and ozone-polluted environment. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 110, 199-205. doi:10.1007/s00421-010-1485-8. ISSN 1439-6319
Large urbanized areas, where sports events take place, have a polluted environment and can also reach high temperatures and humidity levels. The aim of this study was to inves...
Cant, M. A., Hodge, S. J., Bell, M. B. V., Gilchrist, J. & Nichols, H. J. (2009). Reproductive control via eviction (but not the threat of eviction) in banded mongooses. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 277, 2219-2226. doi:10.1098/rspb.2009.2097. ISSN 0962-8452
Considerable research has focused on understanding variation in reproductive skew in cooperative animal societies, but the pace of theoretical development has far outstripped ...
Collins, D., Martindale, R. J. J., Button, A. & Sowerby, K. (2009). Building a physically active and talent rich culture: an educationally sound approach. European Physical Education Review. 16, 7-28. doi:10.1177/1356336X10369196. ISSN 1356-336X
Physical education and sport are often critically evaluated for the potential impact they can have on the development of children, both from the perspective of health and the ...
Arthritis Research UK
This is an Arthritis research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis funded research project collaboration between the University of Nottingham (lead) and Edinburgh Napier University. The s...
British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences
The project will measure circulating white blood cells and progenitor cells in response to an extreme exercise running bout/event/ We will also be quantifying upper respiratory tract symptoms.
Medical Research Scotland
MS is a prevalent disease in Scotland with some 10000 sufferers, but treatment options are limited and often only partially effective (Gourraud et al., 2012). MS is known to influence quality of life...
Lecturer in Sport, Exercise and Health. Programme Leader: BA Business and Enterprise in Sport
Programme Leader Sport, Exercise and Health Science
Dean of Applied Sciences
Leggate, M., Nowell, M. A., Jones, S. A. & Nimmo, M. A. (2009). The response of interleukin-6 and soluble interleukin-6 receptor isoforms following intermittent high intensity and continuous moderate intensity cycling. Cell Stress and Chaperones. 15, 827-833. doi:10.1007/s12192-010-0192-z. ISSN 1355-8145
As interleukin-6 (IL-6), its soluble receptor (sIL-6R), and the IL-6/sIL-6R complex is transiently elevated in response to prolonged moderate-intensity exercise, this study in...
Booth, S., Florida-James, G., McFarlin, B. K., Spielmann, G., O'Connor, D. P. & Simpson, R. J. (2009). The impact of acute strenuous exercise on TLR2, TLR4 and HLA.DR expression on human blood monocytes induced by autologous serum. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 110, 1259-1268. doi:10.1007/s00421-010-1616-2. ISSN 1439-6319
Acute exercise alters the surface expression of toll-like receptors (TLRs) and HLA.DR on blood monocytes, which could transiently compromise immunity. As serum factors might b...
Smith, A. D. H., Crabtree, D. R., Bilzon, J. L. J. & Walsh, N. P. (2010). The validity of wireless iButtons® and thermistors for human skin temperature measurement. Physiological Measurement. 31(1), 95-114. doi:10.1088/0967-3334/31/1/007. ISSN 0967-3334
Skin temperature is a fundamental variable in human thermo-physiology, and yet skin temperature measurement remains impractical in most free-living, exercise and clinical sett...
Donnelly, C. M., Lowe-Strong, A., Rankin, J. P., Campbell, A., Allen, J. M. & Gracey, J. (2010). Physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue: a survey of UK current practice. Supportive Care in Cancer. 18(7), 817--825. doi:10.1007/s00520-009-0715-2. ISSN 0941-4355
To establish physiotherapy management of cancer-related fatigue (CRF), in particular, to determine physiotherapy exercise management of CRF.
Gray, S. R., Clifford, M., Lancaster, R., Leggate, M., Davies, M. & Nimmo, M. A. (2009). The response of circulating levels of the interleukin-6/interleukin-6 receptor complex to exercise in young men. Cytokine. 47(2), 98-102. doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2009.05.011. ISSN 1043-4666
The formation of an interleukin-6/IL-6 receptor (IL-6/IL-6R) complex increases the biological activity and half-life of IL-6, with its response to exercise currently unknown. ...
Simpson, R. J., Bartlett, D. B., Booth, S., Florida-James, G. D. & McFarlin, B. K. (2009). Resting Blood Lymphocytes Are Activated By Autologous Serum After A 40km Cycling Time Trial: 542. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 41(Supplement 1), 7. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000353277.01938.3c. ISSN 0195-9131
PURPOSE: Although it is known that peripheral blood lymphocytes display an activated phenotype immediately after an acute bout of high-intensity exercise, it is not known if t...
Gomes, E. C., Florida-James, G. & Stone, V. (2009). Reliability Study Of The Technique To Assess Upper Respiratory Airway Inflammation In A Polluted Environment: 1695. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 41(Supplement 1), 99. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000354860.20764.82. ISSN 0195-9131
Airway inflammation can be detected by an increased influx of inflammatory cells, such as neutrophils, as well as increased expression of inflammatory markers, which include i...
Graham, S. M., Florida-James, G. D., Connaboy, C., Clement, R. & Simpson, R. J. (2009). Metabolic Differences Between Backpack Walking And Running At A Fixed Treadmill Velocity In 'Elite" British Soldiers: A Pilot Study: 708. Medicine and science in sports and exercise. 41(Supplement 1), 57. doi:10.1249/01.mss.0000353442.94255.27. ISSN 0195-9131
Soldiers who serve in the "elite" units of the British Army are expected to "speed march" carrying heavy backpack loads, which involves a combination of both running and fast ...
Barwell, N. D., Malkova, D., Leggate, M. & Gill, J. M. R. (2008). Individual responsiveness to exercise-induced fat loss is associated with change in resting substrate utilization. Metabolism. 58, 1320-1328. doi:10.1016/j.metabol.2009.04.016. ISSN 0026-0495
Fat loss in response to exercise training varies between individuals, even when differences in compliance to the exercise program are accounted for. The purpose of this study ...
Laird, P. & Mcleod, K. (2008). Notational analysis of scoring techniques in competitive men's karate. International journal of performance analysis in sport. 9(2), 171-187. doi:10.1080/24748668.2009.11868475. ISSN 1474-8185
The aim of this study was to determine frequencies of scoring techniques executed during a series of karate fights and whether there was a difference between the techniques us...
Psycharakis, S. & Sanders, R. (2008). Shoulder and hip roll changes during 200-m
front crawl swimming. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 40, 2129-2136. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e31818160bc. ISSN 0195-9131
Purpose: To determine accurately the magnitude and changes in shoulder roll (SR) and hip roll (HR) throughout a 200m maximum front crawl swim and whether SR and HR were associ...
Psycharakis, S., Cooke, C., Paradisis, G., O'Hara, J. & Phillips, G. (2008). Analysis of selected kinematic and physiological performance determinants during incremental testing in elite swimmers. Journal of strength and conditioning research. 22, 951-957. doi:10.1519/JSC.0b013e31816a6364. ISSN 1064-8011
This study examined the relationships between selected kinematic and physiological parameters and their influence on performance, during incremental exercise in elite swimmers...
Medical Research Scotland (MRS) -Vacation Scholarship 2015
Chief Scientists Office
Identifying muscle recuitment for aquatic exercises used in interventions for core strengthening and rehabilitation from musculoskeletal disorders
Scottish Funding Council
The aim of this project is to evaluate and assess the efficacy of a revolutionary (patent pending) foot exercising device. The company want to demonstrate that this device works better than anything ...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
As professionalism within surfing has attracted increasing sponsorship money, conditioning and decreased injury risk is of a high priority to the individual surfer. The project will endeavour to look...
(Nuff) Cobalt Transport Proteins of Salmonella
The majority of clinically used anticancer drugs suffer from poor selectivity for tumour ...
My main area of research interest is the role of exercise and ageing on vitamin D metabolism. Scotland is identified as a vitamin D deficient nat...